... From my own stuff in pistols/revolvers, the Polish P64 in 9x18 is not really fun. Trigger pull and recoil are not user friendly. Also shooting anything in 44 Mag can be unpleasant if shooting more than a few rounds. Many of those old bolt action WWI and WWII rifles can wreak havoc on your shoulder as well.
I'm a couple of years after the post, but here goes anyway.
I have a couple of P-64 pistols. The DA pull is generally horrific (22-25 lbs), but the single action is usually really good. It is possible to replace the mainspring with one significantly lighter and get the DA down to 12 lbs or so.
My least favorite pistol to shoot was a 9mm "double tap" flyweight derringer. Only weighs a couple of ounces unloaded and is extremely narrow, so the recoil is sharp in the hand. 2 or 3 cylinders worth of .44 magnum in a Ruger or S&W revolver is a lot more pleasant than 2 shots with the double tap.
I like that kind of stuff. It looks impressive. But of course, it's not something I would use for self-defense. I live on a remote farm, and strange people often come here, so I have several handguns that I am ready to use if necessary. I think it's important to be able to defend myself from robbers and criminals, and I thank God that I was born in America, where I have the legal right to defend myself using guns. In many other countries, this is illegal.
Post by circumstances on Jul 16, 2022 15:21:38 GMT
Those Hi Point pistols a better fishing weights than anything. "Things that go bang" doesn't even apply to them. Total junk. In terms of completely unfun for me it's a tossup twixt the TC Contender in 445 Supermag and the SW 500 loaded for bear. TC even makes the Contender in 45/70 Government. Uggg. Wouldn't even want to try that one. Oh, maybe just once. With the 445 and the 500 nowhere on the loading spectrum is recoil not objectionable.
Both left my hand ringing for hours. My primary carry/competition handgun is a custom 1911 Government model and recoil does not bother me. But those listed two guns made me flinch on second shots. My exes son bought one of those Hi Point 9s once. Was showing it to me all proud about the swinging deal he got on it. Yeah, I bet. It well and truly malfunction in one way or another (bout every way a pistol can) more than it actually fired properly. If "properly" can even be applied to one of those things.
I think I would reach for one of my swords my tomahawk or a chunk of firewood first if a Hi Point was the only firearm at my disposal. Verily if your life may depend upon a pistol you buy someday it's worth the extra Ben Franklin's to get a quality piece of iron. Well these days a quality piece of Tupperware applies as well. Sorry couldn't resist. All in fun. How much is your life worth?
In my experience (not as a hi-point fan, far from it but from my time in firearm sales) I think hi-point just has QC issues. It'll either be a jam-o-matic or it will run 'till the end of time.
The trick is you don't know until you've bought one.
Plenty of reliable firearms in the lower price tiers now I would recommend over hi-point, handgun-wise. Not sure if I can think of reliable, affordable PCCs to compete with their carbines.
It's truly a shame that Marlin doesn't make the Camp Carbine anymore. IF you find one that someone is actually willing to part with it' gonna cost at least twelve Ben Franklins to take it home with you. I have a SW mod 25 in .45 Colt and I bought a Marlin 94 to team it with. My next plan was to team a Camp Carbine with my 1911 since they share the same magazine which would have given me two awesome carbine/pistol, revolver teams. Until I went looking for a Camp Carbine anyway. I knew I should have latched onto one in the 80s when they were $120.00. (face palm)
Not cheap either, but if your going for a match to your 1911 that takes the same mags, may I recommend the De Lisle Carbine. If you know a Type II SOT you could have one built fairly cheap. If not, the commercial ones are... up there.
The least-fun gun I've shot personally was a S&W 340PD. It's a J-frame .357 Magnum with scadium frame and titanium cylinder (to further reduce the weight). It's about as fun as hitting yourself in the palm with a ball peen hammer.
Post by Drunk Merchant on Nov 28, 2022 20:21:58 GMT
Shotguns because of their sound, there is nothing that puts me off more than the person next to me using one. Please do not take it to an indoor range and don’t shoot it next to me. Not even full hearing protection will stop it.
And agree, light weight high power seems like a bad recipe. (I say when the LCP is my self defense piece)
The range I am a member of had the public deer rifle sight in the first two weeks of November. Heard about one rifle from a day I didn't work it that doesn't sound like much fun.
Take a .378 Weatherby Magnum and neck it down to .30-cal. Much larger powder charge than a .300 Win Mag. Probably kicks like a pissed off mule and eats barrels. The least fun part - ammo is ~$9 per round for factory ammo.
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